A leading environment and planning lawyer, Michelle advises both public and private sector clients across the full range of environment and planning law with a specific interest in large scale infrastructure developments, energy and resources projects, water law and statutory planning regimes.
Michelle also has a strong regulatory background and has worked for extended periods in-house in state government in legal advisory and legislation preparation roles, including devising legislative reforms to the Victorian Water Act.
Michelle is an experienced advocate and mediator with an expert knowledge of planning appeals and amendments. She has previously served as a non-sessional Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, allocated to hear matters in its Planning and Environment List.
Michelle is currently on the board of Interchange Gippsland Inc, Lifeline Gippsland Inc and Latrobe Magnesium Ltd.
What others say
Michelle is one of the best lawyers I have dealt with. She is diligent, very timely, always happy to assist and always on the ball - she provides great solutions to difficult problems.
Michelle came on board to assist us with a difficult planning matter a point when we had almost given up hope. She went out of her way to help and achieved a fantastic result.
Private sector client